Tongue in Cheek: Ace Motor Speedway in Alamance County Holds ‘Peaceful Protest’….with Racecars

ALAMANCE COUNTY – A couple weeks ago, social distancing was the de facto issue of the time, worshipers were suing the governor so they could go to church, and public shaming of those not social distancing was in full effect. It was in this environment that the operators of Ace Motor Speedway in Alamance County decided, after checking with the sheriff, to go ahead and hold a race with packed stands.

Their was a sanctimonious outcry from the COVID-19 fear mongers, warning of an inevitable outbreak and lambasting organizers and race goers as reckless. The governor scolded them, admonished them, and then, just several days later, walked out of his mansion and joined throngs to march in a Black Lives Matter protest.

The hypocrisy is glaring, and it’s not lost on the operators of the Ace Motor Speedway. They held another race this weekend, but this time they made sure they were totally immune from criticism from the governor or any other public health official. This time, the race was not a risk to public health; it couldn’t be. That’s because this race was held in protest against ‘Injustice & Inequality Everywhere.’

In just a matter of days, whole factions on the Left went from shaming and scolding anyone that dare challenge social distancing mandates, to marching on the streets themselves by the thousands, across the country, with zero sense of irony. Why? Because their cause, fighting racism and injustice, was worth it.

So, after Governor Roy Cooper asked the track to please adhere to his Phase 2 restrictions, they followed his lead in holding a peaceful protest…with racecars.

That’s not to say they weren’t careful. Just like anyone dropping their young ones off at day care, the fans were temperature checked as they entered.

The governor has teased a ‘Phase 2.5’ as he faces legal pressure from gym and bar owners, but it’s not likely to include full-fledged sporting events. So, sounds like there will be a few more peaceful protests in Alamance County in the coming weeks.

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